Monday, November 1, 2010

Police have a strong suspect in death of Lucia Amenta

I had previously written about Lucia Amenta's Missing Persons Case back in January of 2010 ... since that time her body has been found and now police think they have a strong suspect.

Many prayers for all those affected by her loss.

Suspect firms for gran-in-barrel murder

John Amenta
John Amenta with a photo of mum Lucia. Picture: Rob Baird Source: Herald Sun
POLICE have a strong suspect in the murder of grandmother Lucia Amenta as they continue to search overseas for a key piece of evidence.
Tracing the origins of the barrel in which Mrs Amenta's body was found remains vital to solving the killing of the 70-year-old Fawkner woman, whose grisly fate shocked Victorians.
It is a year and a day since Mrs Amenta's remains were found in a Campbellfield creek.
Homicide squad detectives are continuing a painstaking search to match the body barrel with manufacturers in Asia.
Their hunt is believed to have been concentrated on India and Pakistan.
Det-Sgt Brent Fisher said investigators remained hopeful that if they could find the source it could be linked to whoever killed Mrs Amenta.
The Herald Sun believes that police have a clear suspect in the murder of the kindly grandmother.
Well before her body was found, investigators were certain she was dead.
Homicide detectives have previously interviewed the suspect, who cannot be named for legal reasons, but are yet to gather enough evidence to lay a murder charge.
Det-Sgt Fisher would not comment on whether police had a suspect.
The barrel in which the body was found bore the stamp "Hi-Tech Bangalore" and chalk writing on its lid that said "Bat 40" and "Bar 12".
Investigators seized another barrel from her Fawkner home the day after the body was found.
Mrs Amenta's body might have been dumped at the creek, 3km from her home, months earlier.
Mrs Amenta was last seen alive on January 20, 2008 at her home in Sydney Rd.
Her husband, Paolo, told police he arrived home from a visit to the shops to find his wife's keys in the back door and a plate of chicken schnitzel on the table.
The couple's son, John, later announced a $50,000 reward for anyone able to help find his mother.
He could not be contacted for comment this week.
His brother, Paul, declined to speak publicly.
Det-Sgt Fisher appealed for anyone who could help to come forward.
"The smallest piece of information can help solve the crime," he said.
Anyone with information can call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000

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